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Coffee cup and saucer: C.16.5 & A-2009

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: John Aynsley Ltd




Bone china with clear and pale yellow glaze, decorated in royal blue and yellow, and gilt; part of a coffee set C.16.1-5-2009

Bone china, with clear and pale yellow glaze, decorated in royal blue and yellow, and gilt. The cup is cylindrical (can-shaped) with a loop handle, and the circular saucer has shallow curved sides, a central depression for the cup, and stands on a footring. The outside of the cup and the inside of the saucer are decorated with pale yellow glaze, and a geometrical motif in blue, yellow, and gold. There are gold bands round the rims and a line down the back of the handle


History note: Given to Ernest and Freda Walton, as a wedding present in 1934 by John and Elizabeth Cockcroft

Legal notes

Given by the Walton Family

Place(s) associated

  • Longton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2009-10-12) by The Walton Family


Second quarter of 20th century
George V
Production date: AD 1934


One of six coffee cups in the set, of which two were given

School or Style

Art Deco

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel gold
Saucer Diameter 11.1 cm Height 2 cm
Cup Diameter 5.7 cm Height 5.9 cm Width 8.2 cm

Materials used in production

pale yellow outside cup and inside saucer, clear elsewhere Glaze
Bone china

Techniques used in production

Glazing : Bone china with clear and pale yellow glazes, decorated in royal blue and yellow, and gilt

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: a crown/BONE CHINA/AYNSELY on a ribbon/ENGLAND
  • Location: On base of both pieces
  • Method of creation: Printed in dark green
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: B 87085
  • Location: Below the factory backstamp
  • Method of creation: Painted in greyish-green
  • Type: Pattern number
  • Text: 1111
  • Location: On base below the pattern number
  • Method of creation: Painted in greyish
  • Type: Number
  • Text: x
  • Location: On base of cup
  • Method of creation: Painted in grey
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.16.5 & A-2009
Primary reference Number: 169784
Entry form number: 1028
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 29 November 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 29 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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